JD Wetherspoon’s the Crystal Palace, will host the event for the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), which pushes for the introduction of inclusive education to combat homophobic bullying in the classroom.
Punters will be quizzed on RuPaul’s Drag Race, a reality series that follows contestants competing to be ‘America’s next drag superstar’ through various challenges, on Wednesday 11 July from 8pm, to raise money for TIE’s free services to schools.
TIE offer schools in Scotland free school assemblies, teacher training and workplace seminars, on the topic of LGBT+ inclusivity.
Jonny Stewart, pub manager, said the idea to work with TIE stemmed from one of the campaign group’s founders working in the pub.
“We held an event for TIE in December and it was a really big success, so we’re now holding one in the city centre to try to get a wider audience.
The event comes just a few days before the city’s Pride festival, which will see the 90s pop group STEPS perform.
“We’ve been planning it for a few months. It’s Glasgow Pride on Saturday so we’ve done this in the build up to it.”
Stewart said an original goal for the fundraiser was £500 but after an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the event on social media his hopes for a final total are much higher.
In addition to the quiz, there will also be a raffle with two STEPS tickets and a 4.5 litre bottle of vodka up for grabs.
“It’s looking to be a very very big event,” added Stewart.